Definition of drunk in English:
past participle of drink.
adjectiveBack to top
1Affected by alcohol to the extent of losing control of one’s faculties or behavior: he was so drunk he lurched from wall to wall drunk on vodka
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- What better opportunity are you going to get to show off your moves on stage for a room full of drunk strangers?
- Sometimes, in this industry, crazy drunk people call you at work for no apparent reason.
- There were reports of car surfing, vandalism and a high number of drunk teenagers.
1.1 [predicative] (drunk with) Overcome with (a strong emotion): the crowd was high on euphoria and drunk with patriotism
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- They act like radicals drunk with power, doing what ever it takes to destroy any opposing political force that dares to challenge it.
- Floral tributes perfume the cool morning air and the atmosphere is drunk with sweetness.
- He was filled with euphoria for this moment, drunk with passion.
nounBack to top
1A person who is drunk or who habitually drinks to excess.
- The crowd is even bigger than when he went in because of a couple of drunks who have taken up residence on a bench nearby.
- It probably would have been better if I had been drunk; they say drunks fall off all sorts of things and are fine, because they're floppy.
- The headache usually begins half an hour after drinking, and drunks can have very serious headaches.
drunk and disorderly
- Creating a public disturbance under the influence of alcohol.Example sentences
- Following scuffles, eight teenagers were arrested for being drunk and disorderly, four for public order offences and three for causing a breach of the peace.
- A judge convicted of being drunk and disorderly in a kebab shop has had his Yorkshire law offices closed amid allegations of financial irregularities.
- It was only an offence to be drunk and disorderly in a public place.
(as) drunk as a skunk
- Extremely drunk.Example sentences
- Freezing cold and drunk as a skunk, I am doing the sensible thing and ploughing forward through the snowy city streets toward home, as if I have a purpose.
- He was drunk as a skunk, barely standing and being abusive.
- Then later, drunk as a skunk, he asked for a cigarette again.